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Marmousets(märmo͞ozā`), [Fr.,=little fellows], ministers of King Charles VCharles V
(Charles the Wise), 1338–80, king of France (1364–80). Son of King John II, Charles became the first French heir apparent to bear the title of dauphin after the addition of the region of Dauphiné to the royal domain in 1349.
..... Click the link for more information. of France, so called by the great nobles, who were contemptuous of their humble origins. Olivier de ClissonClisson, Olivier de
, 1336–1407, French soldier, b. Brittany. He fought on the English side in the War of the Breton Succession but entered the French service as companion in arms to Bertrand Du Guesclin. In 1380 he became constable of France.
..... Click the link for more information. was the most prominent Marmouset. They were recalled by King Charles VICharles VI
(Charles the Mad or Charles the Well Beloved), 1368–1422, king of France (1380–1422), son and successor of King Charles V. During his minority he was under the tutelage of his uncles (particularly Philip the Bold, duke of Burgundy), whose policies drained
..... Click the link for more information. when he reached his majority, but they fell from power after he became mad (1392). Their administration attempted to restore sound and conservative government.